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Grief Support

Basilica Grief Ministry

Grief Ministry at the Basilica of Saint Mary offers support for anyone in the community who is experiencing the loss of a friend or family member through death. When we lose a loved one, grief can turn our life routine inside out. Sadness, confusion, shock and loneliness may occur.

Sometimes it is important to talk; sometimes just to listen.

Trained volunteers will send cards and letters, make phone calls and provide referral resources to other support ministries in the community.

Downtown Coalition for Grief Support

For many, grief support helps the journey toward healing after the loss of a loved one.

If you or someone you know has experienced loss, we want to offer you our prayers, concern and support.

See the schedule of meetings.  Call the Downtown Coalition for Grief Support at 612.317.3454.

Contact Cathy Edwards for more information.  

What can you expect if you attend?

You will walk into a room full of people who understand what you’re going through.

  • They'll get you through the first months, holidays, and anniversaries.
  • You can come whenever you need solace and support.
  • You can speak of your loved one, no matter how much time has passed.

Are you nervous about attending for the first time?

For some, it's not easy to go to a support group meeting. Know that there are no expectations. What you say. What you do. Whether you share. It is all up to you.

This is a safe place filled with people just like you — people who have been devastated and surprised by the magnitude of their losses.

  • Volunteers acknowledge the anniversary of a loss with cards and letters, expressing the support and prayers of The Basilica community.
  • We make calls and offer resources to those grieving the loss of a loved one.

Upcoming Events

May 30
2018
Wednesday
at
6:30 PM
Do you struggle with job interviews? Come learn an easy to remember, 4-part interview process that you can apply in all types of interviewing, from HR phone screens to the dreaded group interview.  ...
May 31
2018
Thursday
at
6:00 PM
Make a positive change in your life in just 10 weeks! Did you know that every Thursday evening from 6-8:15pm, a team of dedicated volunteers hosts “Pathways”,  our faith-based series...
Jun 7
2018
Thursday
at
6:00 PM
Make a positive change in your life in just 10 weeks! Did you know that every Thursday evening from 6-8:15pm, a team of dedicated volunteers hosts “Pathways”,  our faith-based series...
Jun 9
2018
Saturday
at
10:00 AM
"Grant that migrants in search of a dignified life may finda acceptance and assistance." -Pope FrancisThe Basilica parish community is committed to serve, accompany, and defend immigrants in our...
Sister Mary Ann Osborne Art Studio
Jun 12
2018
Tuesday
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6:30 PM
Let you voice be heard! Come to the Basilica Voices for Justice monthly meeting to learn about different issues of social justice and how you can raise your voice to advocate for others. We tackle...
Jun 14
2018
Thursday
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6:00 PM
Make a positive change in your life in just 10 weeks! Did you know that every Thursday evening from 6-8:15pm, a team of dedicated volunteers hosts “Pathways”,  our faith-based series...
El Paso Border Trip
Jun 17
2018
Sunday
at
11:00 AM
Border Immersion Trip: Information SessionSaint Ambrose RoomBeginning November 8, members of the Basilica's Immigrant Support Ministry will spend three busy days on the US/Mexico border.  Part...
Jun 21
2018
Thursday
at
6:00 PM
Make a positive change in your life in just 10 weeks! Did you know that every Thursday evening from 6-8:15pm, a team of dedicated volunteers hosts “Pathways”,  our faith-based series...
Jun 23
2018
Saturday
at
8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Remarriage/Blended Family SeminarSaturday, June 23, 2018 - 8:30am-12:00pmReardon Rectory, Dining RoomAre you planning to remarry? Will you be bringing your children into the new marriage? Are you...
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Jun 28
2018
Thursday
at
6:00 PM
Make a positive change in your life in just 10 weeks! Did you know that every Thursday evening from 6-8:15pm, a team of dedicated volunteers hosts “Pathways”,  our faith-based series...